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Old 03-24-2015, 08:22 AM   #57
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I finally finished the transition at the step. This is the factory Allure transition trim (the kind you'd use between Allure and another type of flooring). I wrapped the ribbed walk-off mat carpet up over the nose, then put in the Allure base strip, and snapped the Allure cap strip on top. I think it looks nice.

Last year, there was a raw Allure edge and you could see the subfloor and the carpet mat was peeling back. It wasn't a good first impression walking in.

Originally, it was all stapled down tiles and carpet. Yuck!

That's about it for now!


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Old 03-24-2015, 08:35 AM   #58
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Nice job, looks like it's coming right long
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MT,
I agree with Terry, nice job.
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I agree with Terry and Frank.

Nice work - great progress.
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great looking job with that transition!

I may be interested in doing an Allure floor (click style like you have) in my camper. The only concern I have is that the kitchen island needs to be bolted down. I would either have to cut the Allure to go around it (since it is a floating floor) or I would have to removed the island, install the flooring and then reinstall the island by bolting it back to the floor - thereby locking the Allure in place (no longer floating).. Any thoughts on that Shawn?
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I don't think it's a serious concern. If your kitchen island is bolted down, let it float in other areas.


An RV has bigger temperature swings than a house, but has far less floor area. My floor is tight in a couple spots, and I don't have any major buckling. Worst case, I can see the seams, but they don't open up.
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Paint time.

The exterior corrugated fiberglass panels are oxidized. I don't like the teal/pink racing stripes, either. I'm planning to do a brush and roller paint job with hardware store enamel and acrylic hardener. Thinking straight white, maybe add a vinyl decal or paint a mural (like I did the racing stripes on the UHaul)

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My previous project
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Looks good in the pics Shawn - as long as you're happy with what it looks like in person, that's all that really counts....
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Nice job MT, as long as the paint is smooth, no one will know that it isn't sprayed on.
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Looks great, any inside shots? on the uhaul
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For sure!

The UHaul toterhome was all brush/roller. Mostly 5" zip roller. It wasn't perfectly smooth, it was what would be expected from a roller job, nor was the FRP substrate. It looked ok from 2' away, and good from over 3' away. Realistically, this is how close most people look at a rig, anyway.

Since the sides of this MH are corrugated, there are no large, flat surfaces to throw light and highlight the occasional drip or wrinkle.

I plan to brush paint the mountain scene, as either rolling or spraying would entail a LOT of masking. I will use a digital LCD projector in the evening to project the image on the camper and simply trace lines with the paintbrush.

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Here's the entire build thread, I'm sure Curtis has seen it:
MT4Runner's Toterhome (UHaul) Project - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum

It was very Spartan, but it fit my needs at the time. I had indoor-outdoor carpet that I could unroll after I'd unload the rig I was hauling, a wood stove, and slept 6-8. I used plywood for the rear bunks and could hang a piece across the width for a double bed, and had two single bunks that hung off the rails for the girls. I later added a hide-a-bed couch.

I swapped in a 7-speed Spicer overdrive transmission and could get about 8.2mpg going 68-70mph with 26,000GCVW. We took it to Johnson Valley, California for 4 different trips to King of the Hammers.

My friends and kids loved it. My wife wasn't as fond of it. This motorhome is far quieter and more comfortable. It has a real toilet, better lights, beds, amenities, and a generator. My kids are a lot more comfortable in their dinette seats watching TV than they were with the 4 of us stuffed across the 7' bench in the toter--plus they can now take friends. I am not 4-wheeling as much as I used to, so it was the right trade at the right time.

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No way, Really, How cool is that, It sure would be nice to have something like that so I could fit my 64 in I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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Going through old photos in the UHaul build thread.



My girls were 6 and 8 at the time I painted it. They are now 11 and 13. It doesn't seem like that long ago since I painted it, but it seems like only yesterday or a million years ago that they were that young.

I don't get emotionally attached to my vehicles. They are tools to enable me to have fun with my kids, to go out and experience the world with them. When my needs change, I'll sell it and still have only the memories, because after all...at the end of the road, all we have are memories.
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